The Fizik Gravita Alpaca X5 Saddle with Alloy Rails is a durable and padded saddle that's ideal for downhill riding, freeride routes and was developed in partnership with the Santa Cruz Syndicate World Cup race team.
This Gravita version of the Alpaca saddle is the result of close collaboration with team Santa Cruz Syndicate’s riders and mechanics. It's World Cup proven features perfectly complement gravity oriented bikes, from long-travel enduro to pure downhill.
You might not spend much time sitting on your saddle when riding fast down mountains, but the right set-up is still vital if you love fast, rowdy riding but want to stay in full control.
Gravita Alpaca’s rounded contours allow smooth, fast movements of the inner legs as you guide your bike down the hill. Flexible edges along with the wings and rear end protect your inner legs from bruising, however rough the ride. And less bulk and a shorter length allow for more suspension travel.
However much you enjoy the descents, you’ll still need to pedal to reach the top of the mountain. Gravita Alpaca’s flat surface allows continuous changes of position from fore to aft. And the nose is wide and flat, so as you shimmy forward to maintain traction when tackling steep climbs, you have a solid platform to push against.
Rugged conditions and aggressive riding require solid solutions, that’s why all Alpaca saddles feature Mobius, our proprietary closed-loop rail design, for added strength and weight distribution, making snapped saddle rails on heavy landings a thing of the past.
Fi’zi:k is the premium, racing brand of Selle Royal S.p.a. Its name is synonymous with the shape and form of the human body; hence the intuitive association with products that are contact points between riders and their bikes. More than this, fi’zi:k represents beauty, speed, passion, freedom for those who race against each other, race against the clock and for enthusiast cyclists around the world who identify with the feeling of the fire of competition. The humble origin in 1996 stemmed from a vision to improve rider performance by creating superior saddle comfort. Today’s Spine Concept™ provides a guideline to help riders find their most comfortable saddle. Integral to this comfort is the design collaboration with professional athletes and the fact that each saddle is 100% “fatto a mano” (hand-made) in Italy. Some credit Fi’zi:k with redefining the racing saddle category thanks to its destructively-innovative elegant products that are not only comfortable, but also a source of style and beauty in their own right. The Arione, launched in 2003 is one such example. In 2006 fi’zi:k launched a product for riders’ hands: a strong, washable Microtex bar tape. Shoes were then launched in 2010 offering a unique blend of innovative materials with an inimitable style. 2014 saw fi’zi:k launch road cockpit components employing The Spine Concept™ to help riders choose their perfect handlebar shape. In 2016 fi’zi:k saddles are ridden by 8 UCI World Tour Teams. Fi’zi:k’s relentless innovation is facilitated by many such committed professional athletes, from all cycling disciplines. Relentless testing and refinement has helped fi’zi:k to push the boundaries of possibility. It will come as little surprise then that Fi’zi:k products have been ridden to many Cycling World titles, Ironman World Championship titles and beyond.
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